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How Long Does It Take To Feel The Symptoms Of Hiv

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What Is HIV?

...and Research --> FAQ Articles on HIV & AIDS Who Gets HIV/AIDS in the United States? Illustrations of How HIV Works How Your Immune System Works History of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic Origins of HIV What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?
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How Long Have I Been Positive- Feel Like I am Wasting Away

I have been married for almost two years and over the past month my sweet wife and I both have been extremely tired. Looking back on it she has been getting minor headaches for almost a year and my skin has been tingling for quite some time.She is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Before worrying about lifespan and HIV/AIDS staging, don't you think it would be an excellent idea to find out if you're even HIV infected? I certainly do. So get tested. If you're HIV positive, I'll address the other issues. OK?Dr. Bob Read more »

how long?

I just resently started on the hiv medication. but I still feel weak.How long does it take to see the difference in your body that your health is better?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
... In general, I expect my patients to feel measurably better within a month of starting on treatment (assuming that they had symptoms of HIV to begin with).If you've been taking medications for over a month and still feel poorly, I'd let your... Read more »

Early symptoms after HIV infection

What kind of symptoms can occur short after a primary infection of HIV? I was recently diagnosed but I feel very well. I'm not on treatment yet and my CD4 count is 600. No viral load result available yet. How long can a person live without...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The range of outcomes with HIV infection without treatment is very broad (varies from person to person) anywhere from immediate life threatening problems to survival > 20 years for a small % of patients. In the pre-therapy days the average in the... Read more »

Long Term Survivor

I just read a letter from a newly infected patient about the long term prognosis for HIV infection. I have been living with HIV for 14 years (10 years in the category of AIDS). I am getting tired; tired of taking the meds, tired of the side...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...people with diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, hypertension. Treatment is especially difficult when you are not experiencing symptoms of HIV, but are experiencing side effects of the medication.There is no easy answer to this problem, but... Read more »
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Test: What Is HIV?

...married or single. It's what you do, not who you are, that puts you at risk for HIV. How Long Does It Take to Feel a Symptom of HIV? People can have HIV for 10 years or more and never show any symptoms. Other people can get symptoms... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Exercise and HIV

...pain in the feet (neuropathy, see Fact Sheet 555 ). Start exercising while you are still healthy. This can help you hold off symptoms of HIV that make you feel bad. Vary your exercise routine so that you do not get bored. Find new ways to keep... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...is about 600 to 1,500) How Do I Know if I Have HIV? Most people cannot tell that they have been exposed or infected. Symptoms of HIV infection may show up within two to four weeks of exposure to HIV, and can include fever, swollen glands,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Do I Start?

...control. Many people with HIV infection live a long and healthy life. No one can predict how long it may take to develop any symptoms of HIV disease. When you first find out that you have HIV, you'll need to adjust to this change in your life.... Read more »
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Ur Stories on Early HIV Symptoms.

Posted by thinker, 3 Replies
...me about your experience with ARS (early symptoms) before you were diagnosed HIV +. What type of symptoms did you have? How long after your exposure did they occurr? How long did they last? What was going through your mind? I have searced the... Read more »

duration of symptoms?

Posted by anonymouslad, 2 Replies
...last around a week. So if someone is getting symptoms which are lasting 2, 3+ weeks is it safe to assume that these are not symptoms of HIV infection? Read more »

When Can I Feel Safe?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...not infected? I recently developed a swollen lymph node gland and am totally paranoid as I have researched the common early symptoms of hiv infection and that is one of them. Someone please respond if you have knowledge on this issue. Read more »

I feel like I am on a rollercoaster and I want off

Posted by LynnB, 3 Replies
...last night (all month really) I look horrible feel worse. I am still looking at every little thing that happens to me as a symptom of HIV. I really have no questions but I just needed to let some of this out, I am so angry this is going on and... Read more »